Membership in ACV is a valuable investment in Virginia artisans and the communities where they live and work.
Whether an artisan or patron, becoming an ACV member, you will not only receive member benefits, you also help us promote vibrancy of Virginia’s craft industry.
8 Reasons to Become a Member of the Artisans Center of Virginia
• Your membership will increase our ability to help Virginia’s artisans build, network and strengthen their professional and patron relationships.
• Your membership will enable us to provide teaching opportunities for artisans.
• Your membership will allow us to make artist-entrepreneur courses accessible to those interested in turning an artistic hobby into a business or in expanding their existing art-as-business endeavors.
• Your membership will go a long way toward creating artisan studio and cultural travel experiences for visitors to our state and local communities.
• Your membership will help us to create gallery and retail opportunities where Virginia artisans can expand the viewership and sales of their crafts to new markets.
• Your membership will aid in developing hands-on craft experiences in which people of various ages and from many walks of life learn to create alongside practicing artisans.
• Your membership will support the representation of Virginia’s quality craftspeople among the finest artisans in the world.
• Your membership will help us connect all who believe that handmade quality craft strengthens the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our local communities.
Every industry has its roots in a handmade craft. Human existence and functionality have been made possible and more enjoyable through the artistic expression of quality craft. The future of Virginia artisan craft depends on our shared dedication to preserving the traditions of the past and to encourage the technical and creative advancement of the next generation of artisans.
As you experience the excitement of quality Virginia crafts, you will soon realize the positive impact that craft has had on the economic and cultural development of Virginia…one artisan at a time.
RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
ACV Memberships are renewed on an annual basis according to renewal month. When you join the ACV, the month your membership is finalized and activated is also your renewal month. Members joining after the 15th of a given month are considered as having joined in the following month for renewal purposes. Renewals begin on the first day of your renewal month.
Six weeks prior to your anniversary membership date, you will receive a renewal notice and Membership Renewal Form. You may also renew online by clicking here. Once payment is received and processed, either by cash, check or credit card payment, membership is renewed and benefits continue.
"Original designs that reflect multicultural, symbolic and universal themes - carved in wax and cast in silver and gold."
"My work is inspired by nature, created by hand, using Old World technique combined with the technology of today."
Glass: Functional (non-wearable),
"I relish the freedom to transform wonderful woods into equally wonderful pieces of custom furniture art that people can use. "